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University of Maine International Presidential Scholarships 2021 for Undergraduate Students – USA.

University of Maine International Presidential Scholarships 2021 for Undergraduate Students – USA. The University of Maine offers a limited number of International Presidential Scholarships in recognition of outstanding academic performance valued at US$15,000 per academic year.

Application Deadline: There is no application deadline. Applicants to the University of Maine do not need to submit a separate application to be considered for the award. Awards are typically made along with an offer of admission to the University of Maine.

Eligible Countries: International

Host Country: USA

Program offered : Undergraduate

Eligibility: 

  • International first-year and transfer undergraduate students are eligible to be considered for this award.
  • Students receiving the Canadian resident tuition rate are not eligible for this award.
  • Sponsored students are not eligible for this award.

Selection Criteria:

  • The International Presidential Scholarship is awarded to the top tier of international applications each year.
  •  Female applicants and applicants from countries underrepresented in the University of Maine international student population are encouraged to apply.

Number of Awardees: Limited

Value of Scholarship: $15,000

Duration of Scholarship: maximum of 8 semesters (4 academic years) for a student entering as a first-year applicant and 6 semesters (3 academic years) for a transfer student.

How to Apply: Applicants are considered for this scholarship when their application for admission is reviewed. No additional application is required. Applicants do not need to submit SAT and ACT scores to be considered for this award

For further information, please visit: https://umaine.edu/international/scholarships/presidential/

 

KAIST Undergraduate Scholarships 2021/2022 for International Students – South Korea

Every year the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) offers the KAIST International Student Scholarship for undergraduate international students. KAIST Undergraduate Scholarships are very competitive and once a student is selected by KAIST, his/her tuition fee is waived off and he/she will get scholarship based on KAIST policies. KAIST welcomes applications from all over the world. Eligible international undergraduate applicants wishing to study at KAIST are invited to apply for the KAIST International Student Scholarship as they apply for their course. You can choose to apply either for Spring semester or Fall semester.
Application Deadline: 23rd October 2020 by 5:00 p.m.(KST)
Eligible Countries: International
Host Country: South Korea
Eligible Field of Study: Courses offered at the University of KAIST
Program: Undergraduate
Eligibility:
• Applicants of International Student Admission
• Students must maintain GPA over 2.7 out of 4.3 at KAIST after their freshman year

Scholarships Covers:
• Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 8 semesters
• Living expenses: 350,000 KRW per month
• National Health insurance
Duration of Scholarship: Duration of the whole Program
How to Apply:
Please visit https://admission.kaist.ac.kr/intl-undergradu…/scholarships/ for further guidance. There is no separate process for applying scholarship. Just check “KAIST scholarship” on the Statement of Financial Resources section on online application for admission.

Chulalongkorn University Announces 2nd Round of 165 MS/PhD Scholarships

Chulalongkorn University is one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand. Today, the university consists of 18 faculties, three schools, three colleges and six institutes with a total enrolment of more than 32,500 undergraduate and graduate students. There are 165 fully funded scholarships, almost every field.

The Chulalongkorn University has announced their second round of applications for more than 5 scholarships programs for both Masters and PhDs.

Application Dates
1st September 2020 to 15 November, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

3.5 CGPA for both MS and PhD
IELTS is mandatory with at least 5.5 bands.
There is no need to contact the professor nor any role of acceptance letter. You can just can apply on the basis of BS.
Application fee- 500 Bhat / 2600 Rupees

For more details about the scholarships and number: http://www.grad.chula.ac.th/en/scholarship.php?type=1
Here is the link to apply and all other details.
https://www.register.gradchula.com/
Please read the manual guide before applying.

5 Ways to Make Your Scholarship Essay Stand Out

5 Ways to Make Your Scholarship Essay Stand Out

 

When writing a scholarship essay, follow these tips to win the most money for college.

Students hoping to earn scholarships, a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid, often must compete with hundreds of other applicants and sometimes for a very limited number of awards.

Free financial aid plays a significant role in helping students in the U.S. pay for college. According to the 2019 How America Pays for College report from Sallie Mae, 31% of college costs in 2018-2019 were paid for with money that does not need to be repaid; three-fifths of that were scholarships and two-fifths were grants.

To get the most of this highly desirable aid, students can take advantage of a few expert-recommended strategies to make their application stand out. Below are a few tips for writing scholarship essays that pack a punch.

Get Personal and Be Specific

The key to a successful scholarship essay is making it personal, experts say, and including impactful details. An essay that feels genuine and offers insights into who the applicant is on a deeper level will stand out in a crowd of academic essays that may be boring for readers who review hundreds and sometimes thousands of applications.

Scholarships awarded by the Pride Foundation, for example, require an application that involves multiple essays in which students are asked to describe themselves, what they plan to study and the kinds of work they hope to do. The social justice-focused philanthropic foundation aims to support the LGBTQ community in the Northwest region and awards more than 60 scholarships for any accredited postsecondary school or program, according to its website.

College scholarships had an average award amount of about $5,000 to $8,000 last year, says Katelen Kellogg, the foundation’s communications and outreach manager. She says the scholarships are for LGBTQ or strongly LGBTQ-allied students who are residents of the Pacific Northwest.

Kellogg, who helps read essays from applicants each year, says the scholarship essays that stand out to her include “details that paint the picture of their lives.” She says the most successful essays are “less about something you do and more about who you are as a person.”

Eden Shore, a volunteer manager at the Pride Foundation who also has experience reading hundreds of scholarship essays, says the writing process should be meaningful for students – and that comes across in the essay.

“Your essay can be an opportunity for you to make sense of something yourself,” Shore says. “Illustrate you can thoughtfully reflect.”

Tell a Story

A standout essay hooks the reader from the first sentence, says Monica Matthews, author of the scholarship guide, “How to Win College Scholarships.”

Think about the structure of the essay, and how the reader can be drawn in by it, experts say. The story should feel real and true to the student’s life.

“Students need to begin with a hook and share personal and tangible details about their life,” Matthews wrote in an email. “Simply stating that they have helped others, for example, does not let the judges see the kind of person that they really are. Writing about specific experiences with real-life situations using interesting details makes compelling and memorable essays.”

Tailor the Scholarship Essay to the Prompt

In some cases, it may be acceptable and even smart to repurpose an essay the student has already written and use it for another application. But experts say students should exercise caution.

“Many times, students try to re-purpose essays from the admissions process for scholarship essays, and the result ends up being so-so,” Colleen Paparella Ganjian, an independent educational consultant and founder of DC College Counseling in Virginia, wrote in an email.

Instead, essays should be on topic and specific to the unique question being asked and the organization to which students are applying.

A typical scholarship essay topic will likely ask students about their career goals and their plan to achieve those goals, Matthews says. Other essay prompts might ask students what they’ve done to make their community a better place or to describe a personal achievement and how they overcame challenges to reach it.

Don’t Tailor Yourself to the Reader

Students often feel they need to project a certain image or side of themselves in scholarship applications and essays. This isn’t always necessary.

“The only person an applicant has to be is themselves,” Shore says of applicants to the Pride Foundation Scholarship.

The trap of tailoring themselves can be particularly tempting for students who are nontraditional or have an international background, says Mandee Heller Adler, founder and president of International College Counselors based in Florida.

“Don’t shy away from talking about your culture, traditions, and experiences. If you’re an international applicant, a minority, or non-traditional student, don’t try to ‘Americanize’ or ‘mainstream’ your application,” Heller Adler wrote in an email. “Scholarship committees like diversity, and the goal is to stand out and not appear to be like all the other applicants. Don’t be afraid to expand on details about your culture that are meaningful to you and essential to understanding who you are.”

Follow Directions

The greatest frustration in reading scholarship application essays, Shore says, is when students fail to follow directions. This means taking note of any formatting specifications, length restrictions and answering the question posed.

“Make sure you’re answering the question that has been asked and stay within the word limit you’re given,” Shore says. “Longer doesn’t necessarily mean better. If students are bored by the essay they write, the reader will be too.”

 

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/ways-to-make-your-scholarship-essay-stand-out?fbclid=IwAR29e6r-iO-fOKLmMRz-IVRLaGMgIuJu_9cilWZcoKAYOhuZwGM254yCH5Y

 

What if the first round of a renowned math competition is free for you?

What if the first round of a renowned math competition is free for you?

Caribou is a yearly series of six worldwide online math contests for students in grades 2-12. The contests and all of their math distance learning resources can be accessed in 6 languages.

The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a world wide online contest that is held six times throughout the school year. Each of these days, five contests are offered, one for each of the grade levels 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12. The Caribou Cup is the series of all Caribou Contests in one year. Each student’s ranking in the Caribou Cup is determined by their performance in their best five of six contests through the school year. The goals of this project are to: – Provide challenging math activities for interested grade 3-12 students. – Show that mathematical puzzles can be fun and that competing in math contests can be exciting and fun!

Dates of Caribou Cup 2020-2021

  • 14th(Wed) & 15th(Thu) October, 2020 (Round 1)
  • 11th(Wed) & 12th(Thu) November, 2020 (Round 2)
  • 13th(Wed) & 14th(Thu) January, 2021(Round 3)
  • 10th(Wed) & 11th(Thu) February, 2021 (Round 4)
  • 27th(Wed) & 8th(Thu) April, 2021 (Round 5)
  • 5th(Wed) & 6th(Thu) May, 2021 (Round 6)

Good news is that Round 1 of this 6 series Caribou cup 2020-201 is free for all grades and free for grade 2 students for the  whole year. So what are you waiting for?  Register today with your Caribou Pakistan Contact.  Any school-aged child can participate in Caribou Contests. The competition is online so you can participate from home or school if it is registered.

 

Note: After first round, grade 3 -12 candidates will have to buy access codes for the rest of the 5 rounds. 

Registration and Fees

Individual Student Participation Rs. 3,000.00-PKR (for whole school year, Caribou Cup)

School Wide Contest Participation: 75,000.00-PKR (for whole school year, Caribou Cup)

Please go to our webpage https://eyeonivy.com/international-competitions/ download registration form and send it tot info@eyeonivy.com. We will send you your fee invoice and your sig- in details. Your sign-in will enable you:

To write the contests on Contest Days
To view results after the 2nd Contest Day
To download/print certificates
To access purchases (eg. online games, tutorials, solutions)

For any questions and inquiries please contact us at: ahmad@eyeonivy.com

Mobile: +923187272100 or +923218820856

Caribou has more projects under way, including 3 new interactive puzzle challenges and a vision of a more mobile-friendly cariboutests.com. We will keep you informed of these developments as they make Caribou Contests ever more useful to students, educators, and parents. If for some reason it is not possible to organize participation at school this year, for example due to school closures or a large number of families opting to school at home, please know that you can sign up for and access our math contests and resources from home.

Caribou and Eye On Ivy wish you a healthy and happy start to the new school year.

Stay tuned for updates & stay safe!

 

Shafqat urged to cancel O’ Level, A’ Level examinations

Shafqat urged to cancel O’ Level, A’ Level examinations

LAHORE – Candidates for O’ Level and A’ Level examinations starting from October 1, 2020 held a protest outside Lahore Press Club (LPC) on Thursday.  They demanded from the Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood that these examinations should be canceled and the students should be given the expected grades based on their past performance as given to the candidates of May-June 2020 session.  The protesters said that due to corona, all schools and academies remained closed for six months and students could not prepare for the exams.  The experience of online classes also failed completely. In addition, the risk of infection with coronavirus in test centers is very high.  They said that a record 665 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across the country on Wednesday but they were expected to reach examination centers and take papers.  They said that on the one hand, universities and schools were being sealed due to COVID-19 and on the other hand, they were being forced to take exams.  It’s like playing with their lives, they complained.

https://nation.com.pk/18-Sep-2020/shafqat-urged-to-cancel-o-level-a-level-examinations

 

 

A student at the University of Texas-Dallas, shares his perspective of the school year

Kade Mcdonald, a student at the University of Texas-Dallas, shares his perspective of the school year so far: “This semester would be best summarized as anticlimactic. After a summer of missing friends and the campus culture, we’ve arrived at a fall semester with next to none of that.” Read more at: https://lifestylefrisco.com/how-to-survive-college…/…

A student’s online presence is vital to their college applications and career success.

Your child may be an excellent student. She wins awards for her writing, and her recent project takes home top prize at the science fair. Her report card is always straight A’s.

Despite all these amazing accomplishments, she’s still likely to be overlooked. The simple truth is, admissions professionals see a lot of strong candidates, so it’s hard to stand out from the competition.

This is why a student’s online presence is vital to their college applications and career success. Through their online presence, they can share their accomplishments as well as their social involvement, personality, and character. Read the complete blog here: https://kudoswall.com/index.php/easyblog/entry/online-presence-the-ultimate-way-to-stand-out-in-the-college-admissions-process

Eye on Ivy opening doors for students to compete in events globally

We started our journey as a college counseling firm in Lahore which specializes in profile-building for 9-11th graders who wish to study overseas. During the process of opening doors for our own students to compete in events globally, we noticed that Pakistan was barred from participating in several of these competitions or simply not registered. We have brokered that any student from any part of the country can now directly register for these competitions even if the school is not registered. They can compete at a national level, and those who qualify, can compete globally.

SIIT Scholarships in Thailand 2021

Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology SIIT Scholarship in Thailand 2021 offers fully-funded international scholarships for the candidates who want to pursue their studies in the field of Engineering. There is no need for IELTS and application fee for the SIIT Thailand scholarships in 2021

Degree Level:

Program Duration:

  • Master’s degree Scholarship (2 years)
  • Doctoral Scholarship (3 years)

Fields of Study:

  • Materials Engineering/Science/Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Information and communication technology for embedded systems
  • Digital Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering/Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering, Energy Technology/Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Environmental Engineering/Science/Technology/Management
  • Industrial Engineering & Logistic Management
  • Information Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Logistic and Supply Chain Systems Engineering
  • Management Technology

Benefits of the SIIT Scholarship 2021:

  • Full Tuition and Thesis waiver
  • For the Master’s program, living Allowance of 10,000 baht/Month.
  • For a Ph.D. program, living Allowance of 11,500 baht/Month.
  • Round Trip Tickets
  • Visa Fee and Airport Taxes will be provided. (up to 10,000).
  • Health & Accident Insurance.

Eligibility Criteria of the SIIT Graduate Scholarship 2021:

  • International students can apply for an SIIT scholarship.
  • A candidate must hold an excellent academic record.
  • For the master’s program, a candidate must hold at least cGPA 2.75 in his/her Bachelor’s degree transcript.
  • For the Ph.D. program, a candidate must hold at least cGPA 3.50 in his/her master’s degree transcript.
  • A candidate must not be an awardee of any other scholarship.
  • A candidate must possess good health.

Documents Required for SIIT Online Application:

  • 2 letters of recommendation.
  • A statement of purpose
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Official transcripts
  • Citizen ID card or passport
  • Research paper, publication, or certificates (optional)
  • Recent photograph
  • A certificate of English proficiency test (optional)

 

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the SIIT Scholarship for the Excellent Foreign Students (EFS) is 30th September 2020.

For more information and applying: https://www.siit.tu.ac.th/about_news_detail.php?sid=12&nid=315